Who We Are

In 2016 OCBA’s membership consisted of 138 dues paying beekeepers. Many of those beekeepers participate in the North Carolina State Beekeepers Association’s Master Beekeeper Program. The Master Beekeeper Program was developed to provide a formal structure to allow beekeepers to improve their beekeeping skills and knowledge. Beekeepers progress from Certified Beekeeper through Master Craftsman Beekeeper levels of continuing education and experience.

Among OCBA’s 2016 membership, these members have earned advanced beekeeping certifications.

Certified Beekeepers

Jeanne Arnts Dick Merritt Varna Saenz
Karen Bentley Mark Powers John Schaub
Ryan Chamberlain Curtis Pruitt Jerry Schoendorf
Jennie Di Martino Chris Richmond Adrienn Uzsak
James Evans Nerissa Rivera Aaron West
Brad Kosiba Vicki Robertson

Journeyman Beekeepers

Chris Apple Elizabeth Pratson Cynthia Speed
David Eckert John Rintoul Walter Starks

Master Beekeepers

Randall Austin Charles Fleckenstein Todd Walker
Lewis Cauble John Wallace